|Tripe is plentiful in Madeira|
Speaking earlier today, Sir Norman said: "I know a lot of people complain that it isn't always easy to find tripe in the UK - particularly if you don't have a branch of Morrisons in your neighbourhood. I'm pleased to say that for British ex-pats or holidaymakers in Madeira, there's a ready supply of tripe always close at hand."
Sir Norman went on to say that the ready availability of flights to the island by low-cost operators such as Easyjet made the prospect of people being able to travel there to stock up on tripe "eminently feasible".
"It's a six hour round trip from the south of England, which makes it a more reasonable proposition than - say - a trip up the motorway to Lancashire, particularly with traffic being what it is these days," he said.
Sir Norman said he would be opening up discussions with the Madeiran tourist authorities so that the island could become a 'destination of choice' for those seeking tripe and tripe-based dishes.